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Diarrhea Dietitian to Speak at “Girls with Guts” Retreat October 10, 2015

Have you heard about Girls with Guts (GWG)? How about this mission statement: The mission of Girls With Guts is to empower girls and women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease & ulcerative colitis) and ostomies to share their stories of confidence and to promote self-esteem. GWG is having their fall retreat in Gresham, Oregon on October 9-12, […]

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The exciting world of gut health

This is an exciting time to be a gut health practitioner. I have been busy listening to Ted Talks and webinars, reading books and websites, and sharing and learning from my patients and colleagues. If I were a better blogger I would be sharing this information weekly. It’s one of my goals… Here are just […]

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It’s Crohn’s and Colitis Week! 7 Lifestyle Tips to Manage IBD

At first, I was going to title this post “Happy Crohn’s and Colitis Week.” But the reality is, living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (collectively called inflammatory bowel disease or IBD) does not make one happy! My aunt was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) at age 16. According to my grandparents, she was one […]

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Potential Causes of Diarrhea Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Microscopic colitis and various other subtypes of colitis Celiac disease Irritable bowel syndrome Food allergies and sensitivities Food intolerances such as lactose or fructose intolerance Malabsorption of fat, from diseases such as cystic fibrosis, pancreatic insufficiency, pancreatitis, or pancreatic tumors Cancer of […]

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Over the years, I have compiled a list of strategies to decrease diarrhea. My book goes into detail for each of these strategies, and includes even more! Determine if you have lactose intolerance. Try a lactose challenge. Determine if you have fructose intolerance. Fructose is a type of sugar. Cut back on very sweet or […]

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